Albuquerque man charged for aiming laser pointer at aircraft

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is facing federal charges for aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft.

Nicholas Baca appeared in federal court Friday for an arraignment. Investigators aren’t revealing many details, only saying that it happened last July.

When someone shines a laser pointer at an aircraft the pilots are temporarily blinded and that could cause them to lose control.

Pilots say it’s a potentially deadly situation.

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